Venezuela is building the largest and most modern sports stadium in all of South America.
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According to the Minister of Public Works, Cesar Salazar Coll, the stadium is expected to be inaugurated in September 2018.
The stadium will be built in the Hugo Chavez Park in the Rinconada nieghborhood of the capital city Caracas, according to Agencia Venezolana de Noticias.
Salzar Coll commented that it will “mark a milestone in Venezuela” for the “entire structure is certified by the major leagues.”
The stadium will have a total seating capacity for 37,000 spectators and five levels of stands. The entire main gallery and lateral bodies, which form a crescent, have already been built. A total of 350 shops and food stands will also be included in the facility.
Speaking at a press conference, Salazar Coll said the sports venue will añsp include batting halls, press rooms and entertainment sections. He emphasized that the stadium "will not have staircases in the central garden so that viewers can have a better view” of the sports field. It will also have a 60x25 m television screen.
"We will be able to be the permanent home of the coming Caribbean Series. Maybe the 2018-2019 Baseball final could be held at these facilities," he said during an inspection of the field.
The stadium's construction is part of the National Public Works Plan 2017, which comprises of 51 projects in the health, services, industries, sports and roads sectors throughout the country. It's also part of the "three macro-works" under construction in the Capital District.
Other construction projects currently in the works include a new soccer stadium, sports center and the new headquarters of the Bolivarian University of Venezuela.